Uncivil Discourse

Because civility is overrated.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Name That Motherfucker (Supreme Court Edition)

That's right, today's motherfuckers are all commenting in some way on the Supreme Court. Mind you, these quotes are not necessarily new or even related to Justice Whitey.

1) "The judicial-selection process must be fair, constructive, and consistent with constitutional principles. Yet less than two weeks after Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement, and before President Bush has even chosen a nominee, we already see some disturbing signs that could threaten both the Senate's integrity and the judiciary's independence...The Constitution has established a judicial-selection process by clearly assigning separate roles for the president and the Senate, giving authority to nominate and appoint judges to the president. Some senators and left-wing groups, apparently unwilling to accept that elections have consequences, seem to accept this arrangement only when it produces judges they like."

While this motherfucker is technically correct that the Senate does not choose the nominee, well...y'know.

2) This motherfucker claimed "The court has taken sides in the culture war" and "has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda." Given that, as far as I can tell, the homosexual agenda consists of one item stating "Why can't you goddamn straights leave us the fuck alone?", I'm not sure this is a bad thing. The same goes for this motherfucker's claim that the reasoning used in a particular SCOTUS decision "leaves on shaky, pretty shaky grounds, state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples."

3) "But as you know and those who have covered the President for awhile, he likes to have the info, he likes to have the background, but he also is a field player, as I call him. He likes to size people up himself, make his own judgment. And what he wanted to do is to make sure the person matched the resume, to make sure that not only was this person -- had all the check marks on their resume, but also had those innate qualities you're looking for -- the character and temperament and judgment, and, frankly, leadership qualities that you want in the highest court in the land."

Anyone who believes this raise your hand. Mine's staying down.

4) This motherfucker took a break from talking about how South Carolinans are still pissed about Abraham Lincoln to note that "In a single word, John Roberts is 'solid.' Judge Roberts is a solid conservative who understands the role of a judge is to interpret the law and not legislate from the bench."

5) "It is mind-boggling to think that the Supreme Court has ruled to use the law, not to protect individuals, but to evacuate them from their homes so a business can come in and do its thing.

And this decision was carried out thanks to the Supreme Court's liberals. The conservatives voted against it. It says it all that Clarence Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion and that the NAACP was there on his side!"

I'll tell you what's mind-boggling -- that this motherfucker is considered by anyone to be insightful or informative. Good freakin' lord.

6) Last, but absolutely never least, this motherfucker declared a few months ago that Democratic filibustering of a handful of judicial nominees was "the most serious threat America has faced in nearly 400 years of history, more serious than al Qaeda, more serious than Nazi Germany and Japan, more serious than the Civil War."

Update: Ok, so I understand that these ones are more difficult than previous motherfucker quotes, so here's your pool of answers to choose from: Rick Santorum, Pat Robertson, Orrin Hatch, Star Parker, Ann Coulter, Scott McClellan, Lindsey Graham, Tom DeLay, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Dan Bartlett.